Bishop Martyn hears people's experiences of being homeless

Bishop Martyn has been hearing about what it's like to find yourself without a home during a visit to The Hope Forum - Leicester's Homeless Lived Experience Forum, set up as part of the Leicester Homelessness Charter.

The sessions attended by peole with their own, first-hand stories of life on the streets and without secure accommodation, was also supported by groups including Dear Albert, Leicester's Professional Lived Experience Recovery Organisation. It included open and productive conversations asking thing like: "What do people experiencing homelessness need most besides shelter?"

Afterwards, Bishop Martyn said:

"Thank you to all those at The Hope Forum who shared their experiences of being homeless. And thank you to all involved with the Leicetser Homelessness Charter. I'm proud to be part of a city which works together in this way."

You can read more about the Leicester Homelessness Charter here. It includes updated lists of where meals are available for those needing support here.

First published on: 20th February 2023
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